AWE Danmark deltager i Grundtvig Konference i Rusland

International Conference

“N.F.S. Grundtvig and Russia” III


Sept.25, 2014


This conference continues the work of two previous conferences, which took place in Denmark, organized by the Danish – Russian Association in the Region of Sjælland at Udby Kro (March 23, 2012) and Rønnebæksholm (August 24, 2013).

Organizers: – the Danish-Russian Association in the Region of Sjælland  (Gunvor Andersen, President, Denmark);

–    Moscow Humanistic and Economic Institute (L.A. Demidova, rector, RF);

–    Regional NGO “Quality of Life” (А. Nazarova, chairperson of the NGO, RF);

Under auspices: – Committee of Education of the State Duma RF;

– The Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow (Galina Simonova, Cultural Attaché);

– Association for World Education (The general Assembly. Oct. 26 2013).


The goal: – to get acquainted with Grundtvig’s spiritual heritage and to show the importance of his ideas in the modern world;

–  to develop the connection and further collaboration between Denmark and Russia.



– representatives of  the Danish-Russian Association

–  representatives of the Danish system of education;

– representatives of  AWE;

– representatives of Russian institutions of culture, education and NGOs;

–  representatives of NGOs from the countries of CIS..

The  place: –           Conference hall of Moscow Humanistic and Economic Institute. The Leninsky Prospect 8, building 16. Moscow (Metro station “Oktyabrjskaya).

The languages of the conference: Russian, English



09.30-10.00    Registration of the participants.

10.00 – 10.30   Opening the conference. Greeting speeches:

L.A. Demidova, Rector of Moscow Humanistic and Economic Institute;

Thomas Winkler, Ambassador of the Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow

10.30 – 10.50 – “Some key points in Danish and Russian historical relations” –  Lars P. Polsen-Hansen, MA of Slavonic philology, interpreter, writer (Denmark).

10.50 – 11.00                     – Questions

11.00 – 11.20 – “Grundtvig’s ideas on importance of enlightenment in educational process” – Jorgen Hinsby, MA of culture, former teacher of the Danish Folk High School for more than 20 years, coordinator of the joint Danish and Russian educational programs (Denmark).

11.20 – 11.30                     – Questions

11.30 – 11.45 – “Democratizing educational process in Russia: experience, challenges and perspectives” (sharing the experience of work of the International Association of Promoting school bodies) – Irina Kurdyumova, prof., Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences. Russian Academy of Education (RF).

11.45 – 11.55                      – Questions

11.55 – 12.15Coffee break

12.15 – 12.35 – “Folk High Schools is an example of popular enlightenment” –  Jorn Nielsen, chairman of the Council for International Conflict Resolution; member of the Board of IPC (International people’s college) and former IPC teacher for 28 years; member of the board of the Danish AWE Chapter (Denmark).

12.35  – 12.45                     – questions

12.45 – 13.00 – “AWE Activity” – Rikke Schultz, vice-president of AWE (Denmark).

13.00 – 13.10                     – Qustions.

13.10-13.25 -”Collaboration with the Danish colleagues in the field of democratizing educational process” (Sharing the experience of joint work between Moscow school No. 865 and AWE,  Russian AWE Chapter and International Association of Promoting school bodies) – Olga Zvyagina, director of municipal secondary school No.865 (RF).

13.25 – 13.35 – Questions

13.35 – 14.05 – “Importance of Grundtvig’s ideas and how Grundtvig can contribute to modern Russia” – Karsten Fledelius, MA, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, President of the Danish-Russian Association, President of the Danish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights.

14.05 – 14.15 – Questions

14.15 – 14.45 – Discussion and proposals for developing the relations between Denmark and Russia.  Making conclusions.

14.45 – 15.45 – Non-formal communication




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Rikke Schultz

Member of AWE Denmark

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